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Julius Sturgis


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The Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery is located in historic Lititz, Pennsylvania, in the middle of beautiful Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Visitors can tour the original pretzel bakery, get a hands-on lesson in pretzel twisting using a playdough mixture, observe our bakers twisting old-fashioned soft pretzels by hand, and shop for delicious treats and souvenirs in our bakery store.
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The Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery, founded in 1861 is the first commercial pretzel bakery in America; and the Sturgis Family is the oldest pretzel baking family in America. Learn how Sturgis’ old fashioned recipes and methods were established and how they’re still used today!
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Quality Pretzels

Discover Sturgis Pretzels and the many shapes, sizes, and souvenir packaging they come in. Perfect for any gift!
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Group Tours

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Shop Small Saturday in Lititz

November 27, 2021
Over 70 local, independently-owned shops and eateries celebrate the upcoming holiday season. For more information call 717-626-5332.
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Lititz Ice Walk

February 18-27, 2022
Lititz Ice Walk 2022 is a free community event and will be held February 13th through the 21st, 2021, in Downtown Lititz. Stroll Main and Broad Streets and view countless ice sculptures.

Patriotic Parade

2022 Dates and Times TBD
The 4th of July has been celebrated in Lititz PA since 1811. Since 1818, the 4th of July has been continuously celebrated in the Lititz Springs Park.
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The Rotary Club of Lititz Craft Show

August 13, 2022, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Rotary Club of Lititz Craft Show was launched in 1979 with only local vendors setting up on a single block along E. Main Street in Lititz. Now it has grown into one of the top craft shows on the east coast, drawing 400+ crafters from throughout the United States and Canada. The craft show, always held the second Saturday in August, draws upwards to 50,000 people and is held along the first four blocks of E. Main Street, along three blocks of Broad Street and in Lititz Springs Park.
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Chocolate Walk

October 8, 2022, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Each year on the Saturday before Columbus Day, chocoholics converge on Lititz, Pennsylvania for a day of chocolate bliss! With more than 25 locations, participants tour the shops in downtown Lititz in search of mouth-watering chocolate treats. With samples donated from some of the region’s top chefs, bakers, ice cream shops and candy makers, Lititz Chocolate Walkers literally eat their way across town! All the money raised from ticket sales goes to support children-focused charities in the Lancaster County region. Tickets Required.
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